An initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education, the goal of Project ACCESS is to improve access to higher education and career preparedness for American Indian youth of Robeson County. The initiative will engage Native youth, their families, and their tribal communities to be active participants in the process.
American Indian College Day
The American Indian College Day will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Livermore Library. Check-in is at 8:45 a.m. The event is free and open to 8th through 12th grade American Indian students and their families.
Participants will learn more about:
- Financial literacy
- College application process
- How to prepare for college
To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/AICD19
The flyer is available below in the Downloads section. For more information, contact Myia Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910.775.4663.
FREE Super Saturday! Day Camps
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: UNC Pembroke
Who can participate?
American Indian seventh and eighth grade students attending the Public Schools of Robeson County. Students will learn SAT/ACT test taking strategies, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields and career opportunities, healthy eating and healthy lifestyles, community needs and college and career preparedness.
Campus Dates and Topics
Camp 1: November 17: Robotics Challenge using Sumo Bots or RoboTech Challenge
Camp 2: December 8: Creating Computer Games with Bloxels
Camp 3: January 19: Computer Coding and Game Design
Camp 4: February 9: TinkerCad: 3D Digital Design and Engineering
Camp 5: March 16: Chibitronics: Circuit Building and creating your own Electronics
Camp 6: April 13: Beekeeping and Pollination
How to apply
- Apply online at https://tinyurl.com/yaha9qf4
- Return completed application (PDF) to your Indian Education YDS staff, or mail to: Southeast American Indian Studies Program, UNC Pembroke, P.O. Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372.
2019 Project ACCESS Summer Camps
Location: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Who can participate? American Indian high school rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who attend the Public Schools of Robeson County.
What will students learn about? The program will expose the students to campus life and teach them about the college admission and financial aid process as well as test tasking strategies. Students will learn more about writing their college admissions application and essay, develop a resume, and practice interview skills. Participants will also participate in cultural and recreational activities such as historical tours of Robeson County and the game of stickball.
When are the camps? Five residential summer camps will run from Sundays – Wednesdays, 4 days and 3 nights. Student will select one of the following camp dates:
- June 23-26 (includes day trip to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) (NO SLOTS AVAILABLE)
- July 7-10 (includes day trip to NC State University)
- July 14-17 (includes day trip to East Carolina University)
- July 21-24 (includes day trip to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington)
- July 28-July 31 (includes day trip to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte) (NO SLOTS AVAILABLE)
How do I apply? Apply online at http://tinyurl.com/summeraccess
Return completed application (PDF) to your Indian Education YDS staff, or mail to: Southeast American Indian Studies Program, UNC Pembroke, P.O. Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372.
- Project ACCESS Summer Camp Counselor (Job # 2406180)
- current UNCP Student
- Junior or higher
- minimum GPA of 2.5
- must provide own transportation
Apply online @ https://uncp.joinhandshake.com
For more information, contact: Cassie Locklear, Community Engagement Specialist, Southeast American Indian Studies Program | Email: email@example.com | Phone: 910.775.4619 | Fax: 910.522.5795